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The battery door trick that has been used to downgrade the 5D3 and other models so far that we've known does not work on the EOS R6. If you try and open the battery door or the card door, the camera and LCD will stay on: Nevermind it does work. But you have to be EXTREMELY fast to catch it. This method below works though:


Instead, you'll need two SD cards. It won't work if you have only one. Follow these steps:

- copy NEW/CURRENT firmware to the card - insert into camera.
- launch Update Firmware from Canon menu, click OK
- open the CARD door ASAP, but don't remove the card or it won't work and will give an error message
- QUICKLY insert a SECOND card with the older firmware on it into the other card slot
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- If done correctly, the above menu should pop up. Select the older firmware and install


I'm not sure if this method works on the R5 or any other camera. I would caution against updating to newer firmware in the future and for other models. Especially if the camera only has one card slot like the EOS RP or R or m50.

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General Development Discussion / Power Usage Comparison/Investigation
« on: September 17, 2020, 01:29:46 AM »
Thought that this could be useful for understanding the camera hardware.

Background: A1ex, names_are_hard, and I had a random off topic conversation in the discord chat about overheating on DigicX. We were comparing the 5D to the R6 as far as power draw from the internal battery. Then I realized that I have an accurate way of measuring this and could perform a test!

Test setup:
Using a LP-E6 dummy battery, an AC adapter for the dummy battery, and a TPlink Smart watt-meter. I was able to measure the power of the cameras in their different states. I have the 5D2 and the R6, but this test can be measured on any camera!


Limitations:
  • My AC adapter could only provide 1.7A max. So 1.7A x 7.4V = 12.58W MAX read. After 12.58W, my AC adapter would overload and shut the camera down.
  • The TPlink Smart watt-meter is accurate to 2 decimal places, but has a refresh rate of 1 second. It's work aroundable, but I would of course rather have something that's more time precise


Results:
The AC adapter naturally uses 0.3W of power. So subtracting that from the readings I get and getting an average

5D2: (+/- 0.5W on all tests)
Power on (no liveview): 2.56W
Liveview on: 7.21W
Recording H.264: 8.4W
Recording 1044p RAW: 8.59W
Recording 2.7K RAW MLV 24fps: 8.35W

EOS R6: (+/- 0.5W on all tests)
Power on (flipped screen into camera): 1.6W
Liveview on LCD screen: 4.1W
Recording 4K 60fps: 10.6W
Recording 4K 60fps with stabilzation on while shaking cam (IBIS): 11.8W
Recording 4K 60fps with AF on (35mm lens) stabilzation on:OVERLOADED (>12.58A)
Shooting in 20fps photo burst mode: OVERLOADED (>12.58A)
Recording at 4k 24p no usb c charger: 9.8W
Recording at 4k 24p with usb c charger plugged in: 9.82W (basically the same)
[(this confirms that the usb c only charges the battery and does not power the camera at any point)]

So the R6 draws significantly more power from the LPE6 batteries than the 5D2. I can only imagine that a R5 recording 8K RAW to a CF express card could draw closer to 16W.

I would love to see this test performed on other cameras! Even the blackmagic4k would be interesting. I'll update this first post if anyone can post a reliable test of this on a camera.

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General Chat / Advice? - R6 vs A7SIII
« on: July 28, 2020, 11:34:15 PM »
Hello ML community,

I recently pre-ordered the Canon R6 but I am blown away by the youtube reviews of the A7S III that was announced today. I'm considering cancelling my preorder but I need advice. From the looks of it, the A7SIII is a better camera all around (maybe except image stabilization). The autofocus looks amazing, the 10bit SLOG looks better than the R5/R6, and the low light looks insane. My main issues are:
  • Price: The R6 costs $1,000 less than the A7SIII
  • Change: I have no lenses, batteries, or anything that is Sony compatible (which means more money). But I have a lot of EF lenses that adapt well onto Canon R series
  • Overheating: The A7SIII doesn't overheat under normal conditions it seems. I can't imagine my self on a shoot and having to wait on a camera to cool down
TLDR: I basically need advice. Does anyone here have experience with Sony? Is it easy to mount EF lenses to it (and have autofocus)? What would you do?


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General Chat / Help with understanding. 10bit H.265 vs 10bit RAW?
« on: July 09, 2020, 09:20:32 PM »
Hello ML community,

I'm considering pre-ordering the EOS R6 but I need some help.

The R6 can do 10bit 422 h.265 with log. I've been shooting 10bit RAW on my 5d2 and I was wondering what would be the difference between the two formats? They technically both should be able to provide 1024-colors per channel right? So why do some people consider RAW a better option? Is it solely due to h.265 compression? Can I change the white balance in post like I do with my 10bit raw footage? I've never worked with 10bit footage before that wasn't RAW.


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General Help Q&A / Extreme ML Portrait mode?
« on: June 23, 2020, 11:51:33 AM »
Hello all,

Would this be hard to create? I have been finding myself shooting completely in portrait mode (camera turned 90 degrees) lately on the 5d2 (for social media). I have the battery grip so it makes it easy to shoot this way. I've searched through the forums and couldn't find a feature like what I'd want.

I was wondering if it is possible to create a "Portrait Module" so I could get the magic lantern settings on LiveView to read as if it was in portrait mode? It would also be cool if the joystick worked in a portrait style format too.

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Hey everyone,

I shot this music video parody at ISO 6400 on purpose. The talent wanted the footage to look grainy and I've always wanted to try it to see what it would look like.

Canon 5D2 handheld 10bit 1856x1044
Samyang 24mm 1.4 & Canon EF 50mm 1.4
MLVApp -->Prores

WARNING: This video has some strong language! NSFW
(in case youtube doesn't work) : https://drive.google.com/open?id=1E4AxbIX93EfmjXVqxn38fn4MGDeux02s


A couple of things
  • The black would sometimes turn GREEN for some reason. Especially on the rooftop. I don't know if I had my black levels set wrong or something, but it looked pretty bad lol. I kind of liked it for what it was though.
  • I used MLVAPP to get rid of hot pixels. And boyyyy were there a lot of them.

Let me know what you think! I'll try it in 12 bit next time :D

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User Introduction / What's up ML community! - From Los Angeles
« on: March 29, 2020, 08:50:48 PM »
I just realized that I've never done one of these.

Hi I'm Lloyd! I do a lot of filming and VFX work around the Los Angeles Area. I've used ML on a lot of canon cameras (mainly the 5Dmark2). Here's an interview just in case I didn't do a good introduction of myself:

http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-lloyd-ambrose-madlivefx-north-hollywood/

For me, it's actually frustrating that Canon still hasn't recognized this community and keeps crippling their cameras. Filmmaking should be affordable, and I love how this community helps to keep it affordable for everyone! I know the Magic Lantern forum isn't as active as it once was, but I'm still happy to see people post and help each other. It's extremely encouraging for me.

Thank you for everything and I look forward to creating more with you guys!

-Lloyd Ambrose

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Share Your Videos / A Coffee Shop Story - RAW 5Dmk2
« on: February 08, 2020, 09:44:35 PM »
A fun poetry video that we did for Valentines' Day!


Actors: @KmooreTheGoat @DearBambi
ML RAW 12bit
5Dmk2 Komputerbay 128 + 64 CFcards
Sigma 35mm 1.4
Samyang 85mm 1.4
MLVApp -> cDNG -> After Effects
No Gimbal. Just cheap tripod + Warp stabilizer

Directed/Written by @RickyLeeChin
Shot by me! @yourboylloyd

Please let me know what you guys think. Any feedback is super appreciated.

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Duplicate Questions / REVISITING OLD (and cheap) 1D's ??? - FOR TRAINING
« on: October 23, 2019, 01:47:06 AM »
Hello ML family,

Just wanted to revisit this. I know that it may spark some annoyance within the community, but I have been searching through the forum (177 threads :D) looking for the reason no one wanted to work on the 1D's and this was the best that I could find:

The developers were and are adamant about this: Hands off all cams labeled 1, the Cxxx and all the rest of the profi equipment bunch. Period.

I wanted to propose looking into this camera again. I know the seasoned developers are probably too busy to pick this up. This can be a project for the amateur developer community within ML that have been offering help in the forums and on twitter as such. I think it would be a great way to "train" people (like me), and it could come super in handy in the future of ML.

Here are the main benefits of this (that I can think of):
  • They are way cheaper than a lot of cameras. You can find some 1D's on ebay for under $300 USD.
  • Most of the 1Ds use Digic 4 and Digic 5. There has been substantial development for the cameras that use these image processors. Not sure if it would be easy to port, but I can imagine that it would make things a lot easier
  • They use CF CARDS!! Some even have dual card slots. This could be the camera that could break 5K RAW recording XD

Sorry if I sound like I don't know what I'm talking about (i really don't). I just wanted to throw it out there. I ordered a 1DX and a 1Ds3 recently and wanted to throw the idea up in the air.

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Source: https://petapixel.com/2019/10/09/canon-is-listening-will-add-24p-video-back-to-select-camera-models/

(The 90D sales must be hurting  :D )

Anyone else not excited at all about this? I thought about getting an RP just to have it as a decent autofocus backup camera, but I honestly don't even want to support them for removing such a feature in the first place. I really don't understand how the EOS RP could possibly match my decade old 5Dmark2 in any other way (maybe besides high iso performance).

I know by now that Canon is aware of Magic Lantern's existence and how much it has done for them. Why wouldn't they add the basic features on cameras that the ML guys have added on an old 50D that was made in 2008? Or better yet, why would they 'lock' their cameras to make it hard for the ML guys to get into? I can't even imagine what 10bit autofocus on an EOS R would look like. I know a lot of people like to use the argument of "Canon is just protecting their cinema line," but would an actual film studio use a hacked camera for a big production instead of an Arri Alexa? Wouldn't they make more money if tens of thousands of people had a super cool/ budget camera, than a few hundreds of studios having a a c100/c300? Most studios that use their cinema line are sad that they couldn't get something better anyway. Even the Blackmagic Ursa Mini can shoot RAW 4K and is cheaper than the EOS R.

Maybe the reason Canon excelled is because of the 2008 financial crisis. Maybe we need another financial crisis to get them to actually innovate instead of giving us bricks that the iPhone could do 2 phone generations ago.

Okay I'm done. (I'm just going to wait for the a7siii or the blackmagic fullframe camera.)

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Share Your Videos / Music Video - SMH | 5DmkII RAW 12bit
« on: September 10, 2019, 12:05:00 AM »
Shot this video in ML RAW. It was simple enough, but using ML was awesome as always.

Canon 5D mkII
Rokinon 24mm 1.4
Rokinon 85mm 1.4
MLV RAW 1856x1238 5:3 (12bit) 23.976fps
MLVAPP to DNG - Edited everything else After Effects


Fedback is appreciated! Here's some of the BTS https://www.instagram.com/p/B1yl8y2FRGb/

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https://www.slrlounge.com/adobe-announces-the-updates-to-lightroom-ecosystem-weve-been-waiting-for/

"Today, Adobe announced updates to the Lightroom ecosystem, including GPU-accelerated editing in Lightroom Classic and Camera Raw, providing a smoother and more responsive experience. Finally! "

Has anyone tested using cDNGs with this new update? I can only imagine this giving AE and premiere a sort of Resolve like speed if the GPU is actually being used.


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Just curious as to what's going on here. I was a complete slave/loyalist to the After Effects to Premiere workflow on my PC when editing Magic Lantern RAW video. I loved the camera raw process using the script importer. BUT...

I finally tried Resolve and was amazed with how easy it was to just import DNG folders with sound already enabled. And Resolve is SOOOOOO much faster.

My Computer Specs are:
i7-9700K OverClocked to 5ghz
2x 1080 ti's
48GB RAM

After effects barely can even load one frame per second when playing back 1080p MLRAW video. But Resolve plays with NO LAG.

Does anyone know why Resolve is so much faster? Are my after effects settings wrong? My GPU usage is actually increased when Resolve is running but not so much with After Effects.

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Hello ML community,

I was just wondering how long does it take for an experimental build to be featured on the main downloads page. I was trying to explain to someone how to install the 12bit/10bit raw builds on their camera and they were terrified of not using a main build.

Since the 12bit raw video has been the experimental build since March (it's June now) and it has been severely tested in the forums, it would make sense to me to include this as a main build for the less technical and scared people.


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General Help Q&A / Updating the RAW capabilities spreadsheet
« on: April 09, 2019, 04:40:52 PM »
Hello ML community,

I would like to help out and take on the task of updating the RAW recording spreadsheet. There have been MAJOR advances in RAW recording and it's hard to figure out what is the new capabilities. I would like to make a central location for everything. I understand that there is a RawCalculator https://rawcalculator.netlify.com/calculator_desktop (which is awesome) but the spreadsheet helps out a lot with all of the colors and comments and stuff when trying to consider which camera to buy for MLV.


I want to add:
  • 14,12,10 bit recording modes and times for each camera
  • newer cameras that can raw record
  • max resolution updates
  • top/best/recommended CF/SD card

I mainly planned on using the raw calculator to get this info, but is there a better approach to retrieving all of this info?

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